The 8th MC Cup Qualifiers event for 2012 was enjoyed by 65 keen Chess players ranging in age from 4 through to 16 years.
There were 11 girls that participated in the event.
Chess Power Arbiters
Paul Macdonald was the Chief Arbiter for the day.
Liam Macdonald and Brandon Walker kindly helped in the kitchen for the day serving chocolate fish, bikkies, raro, tea and coffee.
Raaz Alfassi won 50 Chess Power Dollars for completing the Fastest Cowboy in the West™ in 17 seconds.
William Shin won 50 Chess Power Dollars for finishing the Knights Tour Challenge™.
William Shin (Knights Tour™ winner) and Raaz Alfassi (Fastest Cowboy in the West™)
William Zhang kindly ran the Master Challenge™ and only lost one game the whole day against Leo Zhang. Congratulations go to Leo who won 100 Chess Power Dollars for his efforts!!
The biggest upsets were as follows:
Pawns division - Joshua Kueh for winning against Jacob Ryan in the 3rd round. Joshua wins 20 Chess Power dollars
Rooks division - Danny Su for beating Nathaniel Yan in the 2nd round. Danny wins 20 Chess Power dollars
Kings division - Leo Zhang for winning against Johnson Li, the 7th MC Cup Champion, in the 3rd round. Leo wins 50 Chess Power dollars
The winners of the spot prizes were as follows:
Pawns division - Nadav Amir wins 20 CPDs
Rooks division - Daniel Salazar wins 50 CPDs
Kings division - Patch Johnson wins 100 CPDs
All winners will be emailed details for claiming their prizes.
Photos of the Age Group Winners and names are below. For additional photos visit our Facebook page.
Pawns Division Winners
From left: Frank Johnson (Under 12), Joshua Kueh (Under 10), Jeffrey Zheng (Overall Division Winner), Ryan Mapletoft (Under 6), Saasha Ghadiali (Under 8 & Best Girl)
Rooks Division Winners
From left: Samuel Chinthapalli (Under 8), William Shin (Under 14), Jedidiah Kueh (Under 12), Brijesh Sivabalan (Overall Division Winner), Henry Wang (Under 10), Gareth Fairholme (Over 14), Sophia Khan (Best Girl)
Kings Division Winners
From left: Samuel Chen (Under 14), Rohan Patel (Under 12), Leo Zhang (Overall MC Cup Champion), Nicole Qin (Under 8), Caroline Yan (Under 10 & Best Girl)
Johnson Li - not pictured (Over 14)
Posted: Wed 31 Oct 2012